Police Tactical Operatives in Zamfara State have rescued 19 Babies and 78 kidnapped victims which include pregnant women nursing mothers and young children.

Commissioner of Police Zamfara State Police Command CP Ayuba Elkana who disclosed this to journalists at the Command’s headquarters in Gusau, said, the victims were rescued from Shinkafi and Tsafe Forests

According to the CP, 68 Victims rescued from Shinkafi Forest who have been in captivity for over 3 months include; 33 male adults, 7 male children, 3 female children and 25 women including pregnant and nursing mothers respectively.

He noted that, they were kidnapped victims held from Magarya, Maradun, Gusau of Zamfara State and Sabon Birni of Sokoto State.

The CP said, other set of 29 kidnapped victims were freed from Tsafe Local Government, saying they were kidnapped over 60 days from there villages of Adarawa, Gana and Bayawuri in Rijiya District of Gusau LGA. They include 25 female including pregnant and nursing mothers as well as 4 male children.

CP Ayuba Elkana sadi, victims were abducted by bandits Kingpins, Bello Turji and Ado Aleru respectively. Noting that, the rescue followed extensive pressure mounted as a result of ongoing military operation around the camp of the notorious bandit’d Kingpins.

Ayuba Elkana added that, the rescued victims will be debriefed and handed them over to the state government for onward reuniting them with their families.

Receiving the victims on behalf Zamfara State government, Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, DIG Mamman Tsafe (rtd) commended security agencies for their efforts in curtailing the security challenges in the state, saying the state government is committed to end all forms of criminality in the state, he therefore urged the general public to support the fight against the dreaded bandits.